Don’t Look Now (Blu-ray)
This 2 disc special edition is a brand new restoration from a 4K scan of DON’T LOOK NOW, Nicolas Roeg’s finest film and arguably, one of the best British films ever made. Starring Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie, this is a brilliant adaptation of a Daphne Du Maurier short story. On a cold, bright autumn day in Suffolk, England, a little girl in a red mackintosh drowns in a pond – the daughter of John and Laura Baxter. Trying to recover from the tragedy, the couple arrive in Venice, Italy, where John has been commissioned to restore a church. In the eerie atmosphere of the lagoon city in winter, they encounter two strange sisters. Laura is suddenly released from her grief when one of them, a blind psychic, tells her that she is in contact with her dead daughter. Angered and sceptical, John carries on with his work, but witnesses an unsettling vision of his own: a little girl in a red mackintosh disappearing into the Venetian alleys.
As Venice and his fate close in on John, illusion, reality and sudden terror spiral the story to its grotesque climax, as the design in director Nicolas Roeg’s mosaic becomes unforgettably clear. The packaging artwork has been illustrated by Jeremy Enecio specifically for this edition.
For the 2019 restoration of DON’T LOOK NOW, STUDIOCANAL went back to the original camera negative which was scanned at 4K resolution in 16bit and created the following: 4K DCP, UHD version and a new HD version which were produced with the same high technological standards as today’s biggest international film releases. The restoration and new UHD version was colour graded and approved in London by the BAFTA Award-winning cinematographer, Anthony B Richmond.
- Pass the Warning: Taking A Look Back at Nic Roeg’s Masterpiece
- A kaleidoscope of meaning: colour in Don’t Look Now
- 4k Restoration featurette
- Audio Commentary with Nic Roeg
- Death in Venice: Interview with Pino Donaggio
- Interview with Donald Sutherland
- Interview with Allan Scott
- Interview with Tony Richmond
- Interview with Danny Boyle
- Don’t Look Now: Looking Back
- Behind the scenes stills gallery